ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO LEADS BIPARTISAN COALITION OF STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN URGING CONGRESS TO ACT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
Las Vegas, NV - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto led a bipartisan group of 35 state and territorial Attorneys General in sending a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and congressional leaders to convey their support for federal immigration reform that improves our immigration system, keeps our communities safe and protects our borders.
“Nevada and this country need sensible comprehensive immigration reform,” said Masto. “Such a rule of law is necessary to protect our communities,
support a vibrant economy and uphold human rights.”
In the letter the Attorneys General stated their support for a law enforcement strategy that focuses on public safety, targets serious crime, safeguards witnesses and victims, and considers national security implications for porous borders.
They further urged a reasonable and predictable regulatory environment that considers the interests of, and the unintended consequences to, businesses, workers and consumers. A broader reform effort should eventually include a way to accurately, reliably and affordably determine who is permitted to work, ensuring an adequate labor force for a growing economy.
The Attorneys General recognized that immigration policy is primarily a federal responsibility, and pledged to lend their voice and expertise to federal legislators as they move forward in this process.